Venus' return and serve just completely failed her today, although Lindsay was serving very well, but still, she was doing nothing with the second serves she was getting.
All those second serves Venus had to hit, and all those first serves Lindsay got in was what gave the advantage to Lindsay straight off the back in every rally.
The problem with Venus' serve, as I see it now, is not just the second serve (which has improved a bit), but the first serve as well. She has NO DIRECTION on the ball whatsoever, just speed. She, more often than not, hits the first serve right to her opponent, and no where near the lines, as Hawkeye showed two days ago with her match against Chanda.
If this loss doesn't inspire Venus, I don't know what to say. I mean, come on, first loss before SF at the Open, and no SF in ANY slams this year, not to mention not ONE victory over a top 10 player while they were in the top 10.
Go back to the drawing board Venus, and seriously contemplate your game.
Good Luck: RENA, MATTEK, HAYNES, GULLICKSON, HARKLEROAD, RUBIN, GRANVILLE, LEE-WATERS, SCHNYDER, JACKSON, PERRY, KING, SUGIYAMA, PIERCE, TULYAGANOVA, IVANOVIC, KUZNETSOVA, MOLIK, DANIILIDOU, MEDINA GARRIGUES, PETROVA, PENNETTA, GOLOVIN, PEER, LI, SCHIAVONE, RAZZANO, ZVONAREVA, SPREM, SREBOTNIK, VINCI, & SAFINA